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Thames Concerts kick off series of classical concerts in Surbiton church
Few things in life come together like smooth cake mixture to create something more luxurious than what you started with.
Thames Concerts series have found their perfect recipe by throwing together their best ingredients to come up with a night that will be rich, tasteful and satisfying to kick things off for their medley of concerts.
Audiences are invited to join flautist Matthew Featherstone and pianist Philip Shannon for a night of masterful music at the beautiful St Andrew’s Church in Surbiton as the series opener for great classical shows to come.
So now that we are aware, it begs to ask, are they prepared for their big night? “I do not think any musician feels properly prepared for anything. It demands always more than you can give,” says Philip Shannon.
“You’re aiming for the stars. We are never happy with just doing our best. We are trying to do something magical.”
That magic will consist of music by the likes of Bach, Faure, Poulenc, Ravel and Debussy to treat your ears.
Plus there will be no need for awkward introductions as the dynamic duo have enjoyed playing together several times over the past two years.
“It’s nice to play with Phillip; he’s always full of great ideas,” says Matthew Featherstone, recently appointed principle flautist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
“I am excited to see what the venue will be like and what the audience and the piano will be like.”
Thames Concerts will be hosting various shows by world-class musicians until mid-February 2014.
Season tickets are available to gain admission to all the concerts in the series and audience members are reminded to bring e-mail confirmation of their tickets to the event.
Matthew Featherstone and Philip Shannon; St Andrew’s Church, Maple Road, Surbiton, Saturday, September 21, 7:30pm, £20; call 08444 771 000 to book tickets or visit ticketweb.co.uk for a 10 per cent discount.
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